Fall garden pics: FLowers and veggies.

wbonesteel(7)October 1, 2013

I'll let you figure it out. ;)

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wbonesteel(7)

From the northwest corner.

    Bookmark   October 1, 2013 at 8:36PM
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wbonesteel(7)

From the southeast corner. The beds that appear to be empty have turnips, broccoli and cabbage, snow peas, lettuce and spinach. Yeah, it's late, but we'll see how they do. Notice to beds with the remains of acorn squash and watermelon plants, as well. That's my next little project.

    Bookmark   October 1, 2013 at 8:39PM
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wbonesteel(7)

Last: Basil, sweet potatoes, lavender and roses.

    Bookmark   October 1, 2013 at 8:41PM
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chickencoupe

That is really beautiful. You put a lot of work into it!

    Bookmark   October 1, 2013 at 10:19PM
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helenh(z6 SW MO)

You are a very neat person. I didn't know vegetables could look so neat.

    Bookmark   October 1, 2013 at 10:26PM
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wbonesteel(7)

Thanks, folks. The layout was relatively simple, if tedious. All of that digging and re-arranging dirt? Not so much...

Helen, as a part of the design, it's the straight lines formed by the edging that makes it all appear to be so neat. That,. and arranging the beds just so...

I've actually let things go a bit, this summer. I usually keep it all but weed free.

    Bookmark   October 1, 2013 at 11:11PM
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slowpoke_gardener

Those are really beautiful pictures, thanks for sharing. I could never be that neat.

    Bookmark   October 1, 2013 at 11:44PM
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kellygreens(7)

Wow! Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

    Bookmark   October 1, 2013 at 11:52PM
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wbonesteel(7)

Keep in mind that this is the front yard. Everyone sees it, and we're on a busy street. I hadda keep it neat, just outta self respect. (The back yard belongs to the wife's dogs)

If we lived in the country, I'd have gone full English Garden on it, planting everything, everywhere and every which way. It would've been a beautiful, glorious mess!

    Bookmark   October 2, 2013 at 4:46AM
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okievegan

How do you keep the neighborhood dogs from peeing on plants meant as food?? Or do you just have really good neighbors? *envious*

    Bookmark   October 2, 2013 at 6:49AM
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chickencoupe

wbonesteel, I would have loved to see your hand at an English garden.

    Bookmark   October 2, 2013 at 11:18AM
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GreatPlains1(7OK)

I was going to say it looks reminiscent of the monastery gardens of Medieval England but you already said English Garden. Was that your inspiration? And, so you say the hunting hounds are located in back?

    Bookmark   October 2, 2013 at 1:24PM
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wbonesteel(7)

The idea was to have a formal layout, while allowing the plants to maintain their natural growth habits w/o too much pruning. I also planned to 'over plant,' as much as possible, ala the original English country gardens.

We don't have too many dogs running loose around here. Feral cats are another matter, but their numbers have been down this year as compared to last

    Bookmark   October 2, 2013 at 5:57PM
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wbonesteel(7)

About those 'hunting' dogs...

    Bookmark   October 2, 2013 at 6:06PM
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okievegan

I'm sure the local wildlife trembles in fear whenever those fearsome hounds are outside. After all, being kissed to death has got to be a agonizing way to go....

:)

    Bookmark   October 2, 2013 at 8:08PM
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chickencoupe

Viciously cute. Looks can kill, I hear.

    Bookmark   October 2, 2013 at 9:02PM
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GreatPlains1(7OK)

Woops, not hunting dogs, guard dogs. Especially that one with the pink collar.

    Bookmark   October 3, 2013 at 3:25AM
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borderokie(7)

The garden is beautiful. The pups too!! Love pugs!!!

    Bookmark   October 3, 2013 at 8:12AM
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sorie6(6b ok.)

Oh you are an inspiration!!! I've got a whole back yard empty and waiting for gardens.
Did you put weed block down and then dirt or just till up the dirt in the yard?'
I've got all bermuda grass so any beds I make are going to have to have lots of weedblock,cardboard ,newspaper!! Thanks.

    Bookmark   October 4, 2013 at 8:00AM
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wbonesteel(7)

Sorie, I turned it all over by hand. Dug down to about ten to twelve inches deep. Had the soil tested. Mixed in my amendments - by hand - and pulled out all the Bermuda roots I could get. I keep after the Bermuda and focus on it a couple three times a year. Now, there's hardly any Bermuda in most of the beds, and only a little in others. I do have landscape cloth under the gravel walkways and under the sand, under the gravel.

    Bookmark   October 4, 2013 at 3:54PM
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ezzirah011(7a)

just beautiful!!!

    Bookmark   October 4, 2013 at 8:02PM
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OklaMoni

I do it like you too. Dig about 10 to 12 inches down, pull all the bermuda grass and other roots out, and then plant stuff. But I am very impressed with your layout. Looks gorgeous.

Moni

    Bookmark   October 5, 2013 at 10:32AM
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